Bertha, Playin' In The Band, Loser, Mr. Charlie, Cumberland Blues, Brokedown Palace, Me And Bobby McGee, Hard To Handle, Casey Jones Saint Stephen, Truckin'-> Drums-> The Other One-> Me & My Uncle-> The Other One, Deal, Sugar Magnolia, Morning Dew, Turn On Your Love Light
15 - The Other One
source info: Sony ECM-22P mics > Sony 770 reel deck, 1/4 track 7.5 ips.
40-50 feet back, dead center; taped by Rob Bertrando
D>CD: Fostex D5->SB Live Digi I/O->Cool Edit Pro (by Ben Kasper)
May 26, 2007 Subject:
This is one of those shows like PNE and 9-18-74 and a bunch of '72 shows where the band achieves a tightness and focus that is, frankly, abnormal.
The Cumberland is beyond miraculous.
And Jerry's solo during Brokedown is *pathetic* (I love the dude in the crowd who can be heard exlaiming "Oh my God" as Jerry pretends to forget what key he is supposed to be soloing in). But it doesn't slow them down.
Most important, it's just one sweet audience recording -- maybe the next best in the early history of rock besides Liver Than You'll Ever Be ...
Oh yeah, and two words: Bill Kreutzman. This guy basically took over the band for three years starting in 1971. There are no shows where the rest of the band is "on" and Billy isn't. I'll let you do the math.
May 26, 2007 Subject:
Which copy sounds better?
Hi, I have the *.shn download of this and think it sounds great. Is this FLAC download noticbly better?
ps - This is one of my all-time favorite shows, especially "Hard To Handle".
pps - I'll answer my own question. The music is way too slow on this FLAC download, as if the batteries are about to run out. It brings back bad memories of my cassette tape trading days. Stick with the *.shn version.
April 15, 2007 Subject:
heavy 71 with the 70 sound.
March 23, 2007 Subject:
This is a decent recording of a wonderful show. There was something poignant about the Brokedown Palace, not to mention the power of Hard to Handle. I haven't listened much to the '71 era and this was a nice reminder why I ought to more often. Worth a download.
May 23, 2006 Subject:
I got this one on cassette 20 years ago. So nice to hear it again. I believe Bobby (after bertha)is speaking to the actual taper when he suggests "if you want to get a decent recording you go to move back..." if you listen there is a delay and then you can hear somene say "right here". Classic live audience nuance for sure.
April 2, 2006 Subject:
VERY nice for an audience recording. Check out Hard to Handle. Yikes!
March 14, 2006 Subject:
I already a fan of the the early 70's energy... and this show makes me want to hear more audience recordings!! The sound of the crowd really adds to the FUN!! GOOD TIMES! (I agree it does sound a bit "chipmunk/speedy" but there's enough technology out there to easily "season it to taste")
March 8, 2006 Subject:
This remaster sounds better. I like to jam a little with my guitar while i listen to tapes and this is right on key from cumberland on. I know the one I streamed from nugs.net is about a quarter step to high. It adds a truer fidelity to the sound. Plus this is a smokin show from beginning to the end. One of my all time favorites
February 1, 2006 Subject:
World's Greatest Garage Band
That's what the Dead were in pre-Godchaux 1971. The last vestiges of the 60's were over or fading away, Owsley was in jail, T.C. had left the previous year, and Mickey departed early in 71. The Dead had already retrenched a bit in 1970, stepping back from the swirling maelstrom of their 68-69 style and releasing two very songwriterly albums - not a prepared piano or sound of thick air to be heard.
In 1971, they tightened up even further; this was the year of 5 minute Playin's and 10 min. Other One's. Dark Star was played all of 12 times. The sound went all to hell; in Dan Healy's words (as quoted in Rock Scully's book, Living with the Dead), "The sound was terrible .... The music was disgusting." But the very s@#$iness of the sound could be a source of great excitement. It was a nasty, gritty, raw sound that grabbed you by the ears and shook your head. It grabbed you in the belly and didn't let go. Meanwhile, the jams were all there - the rocking, the screaming Jerry leads, the Phil bombs, the spacey jams, the transitions - just shorter and more concise.
This recording is a great showcase for the 71 sound (much better than the unremastered source, which is a half-step high the whole show). The sound on this audience recording is better than many sound boards. Cumberland Blues is a ferocious version; Hard to Handle even better. Weir has solved the "Bobby problem" by now, driving the boogaloo rhythm of this song with a staccato attack that sticks in your head. HtH peaked in 1971, with Bill Graham calling this version, which appears on "Fallout from the Phil Zone," the best ever, "Can there be any question?" BTW, the Phil Zone version is also an audience recording - maybe from the same source.
The Truckin'>Drums>Other One>Me & My Uncle>Other One, while short compared to later explorations, contains some fierce jamming and stop-on-a-dime transitions. Check out the Weather Report Suite Prelude tease by Bob in TOO reprise, more than 1 1/2 years before its first official appearance. The Lovelight is no slouch either; Pigpen's in great form, and the longest song of the night (24 min) goes by surprisingly quickly.
In a year of raw energy, short songs, and tight jams, this show is a standout, not as an exception to the rule, but as one of the best shows within the rule - and again, I'm excluding the fall tour with Keith Godchaux (mostly because I haven't heard much from that period).
December 2, 2005 Subject:
This tape is well worth the download. Killer performance and quality.
October 28, 2005 Subject:
gotta love '71
I don't know, but it sounds like that show was a really good time. Energy aplenty. Another tape that saw some time in my stereo. Hard to Handle is an ass kicker, Bobby McGee is a strange treat, and Casey Jones probably would've rocked if not for that annoying dude going "woo-woo!" thoughout the whole tune.
September 25, 2005 Subject:
d1t1 - d1t4 still off pitch
Tracks 1 - 4 of the first disc are still off ... roughly a half-step slow now. The rest of the show is fine from Cumberland through the end.
Swell recording and show, though.
September 21, 2005 Subject:
A fantastic remaster of this great great show.
I have had a copy of this for years and always thought it sounded a bit fast in places. The job done on the recording is a step up in what was already a fantastic recording.
Hats off to Sir Mick, and to Mr. Bertrando!
Source: DTS-Audio-CD 5.1 Mix ; SBD (shnid=96541) Recording Info: SBD -> Master Reel -> CD Transfer Info: CD -> Samplitude Professional v10.02 -> FLAC; All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller + AUD (shn id 127690)